Most of the flowers that you see adorning the altar are arrangements done by volunteers such as Nancy Kunze and Carmelita Williams. Many of the flowers are donated following weddings, Quinceaneras, and funerals and supplemented by flowers from family gardens. The flowers are appropriate to the liturgical season.

Some of the liturgical banners that you see in the Church were made especially for St. Raphael Church by former parishioner Patricia Puerling and are changed to reflect the liturgical seasons and Holy Days.

For major celebrations at Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter, Ellen Montgomery brings together a crew of volunteers to create a symbolism which expresses the importance and beauty of the season. It could be something as simple as richly colored material draped from the Crucifix or a dazzling display of poinsettias or lilies.

The ushers, under the direction of Ray Zaida, assume responsibility for the Advent Wreath or the Easter Fire on Holy Saturday.

The Christmas Creche which was originally built in the 1940’s has been erected, maintained, and stored by the Cavaletto, Borgaro, and Marchiando families all these years.

Jim Marchiando and Al Borgaro every few years re-stain the pews so that they continue to look just as clean and new as the day that they were installed.

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